Hardware and Software

Dell Offers Rugged Hard Drive Option on Some Laptops

Special dampening material can increase shock resistance up to 145 percent over drives without the material, according to company tests

by / August 17, 2005 0
Yesterday, Dell said that it would start offering a shock-resistant hard drive on select laptop computers. For an additional $129 customers can add a shock-resistant 30 GB hard drive to the Dell Latitude D610 and the Precision M20 laptops. The enclosure of the rugged hard drive is lined with a special dampening material that can increase shock resistance up to 145 percent over drives without the material, according to company tests.

Dell's systems are designed to survive a variety of bumps, drops and shakes, temperature extremes and even some liquid spills on the keyboard and undergo more than 10,000 hours of testing during product development, the company said.